Bar & Cigar Room | Ernest Hemingway

During his countless trips to Italy, Ernest Hemingway first met the Langa in 1948 when he arrived from America and drove from Genoa to Stresa, stopping off near Asti to taste the best vermouth in the area. Along with gin, Bacardi and champagne, vermouth remained the writer's faithful "adventure companion" who invented the famous Martini Cocktail in Italy. Hemingway returned to Piedmont in May 1954, travelling from Milan to the French Riviera, stopping off in Cuneo at the Arione cafe where he tasted the Cuneesi al Rhum, a well-known specialty by the bakery, and he bought two boxes.


Relais San Maurizio pays tribute to the great writer with a cocktail menu and a selection of cigars inspired by his life and works.

The Wine & Cocktail Bar boasts one of the most extensive wine lists by the glass: over 40 labels including sparkling wines, white and red wines that represent the excellence of Langhe production. Let Igor, our head barman, recommend something special from his list of cocktails or a selection of wines from our estate. The Bar is the ideal place for aperitifs and meeting up with friends, or for a romantic and relaxing moment after dinner, admiring the hills, sitting in the outdoor area in front of the old stables or listening to jazz music in the winter garden which gives the feeling of being embraced by the surrounding nature thanks to its large windows. A wide selection of teas and herbal teas based on medicinal herbs are served in the colourful Winter Garden.

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